Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Title:||A questionnaire-based assessment of symptoms associated with tear film dysfunction and lid margin disease in an Asian population||Authors:||Tongg, L.
Ocular surface disease
|Issue Date:||Feb-2009||Citation:||Tongg, L., Saw, S.-M., Lamoureux, E.L., Wang, J.J., Rosman, M., Tan, D.T.H., Wong, T.Y. (2009-02). A questionnaire-based assessment of symptoms associated with tear film dysfunction and lid margin disease in an Asian population. Ophthalmic Epidemiology 16 (1) : 31-37. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1080/09286580802521317||Abstract:||Purpose: To study the prevalence, associated factors and impact of symptomatic dry eye in an Asian population. Methods: A population based survey of eye diseases in 3,280 (78.7% response rate) Malay persons aged 40-80 selected from designated areas in southwestern Singapore. Participants were administered a standardized dry eye questionnaire consisting of 6 questions on symptoms, and had a comprehensive systemic and ocular examination. Symptoms of tear film dysfunction (STFD) was defined as one or more self-reported symptoms that were frequently present (ranked often or all the time). Results: The prevalence rate of STFD was 6.5% (95% confidence interval [CI]: 5.7, 7.4). The prevalence was significantly higher in men compared to women (8.2% and 4.9%, respectively; p < 0.001) and decreased with age in men (p = 0.002) but not in women (p = 0.101). After adjusting for age, gender, nature of work (outdoor/indoor), and housing type, factors significantly associated with STFD were cigarette smoking (odds ratio [OR] 1.77, 95% CI: 1.17-2.66), thyroid disease (OR 2.58; 95% CI: 1.29-5.18) and higher income (OR 1.74; 95% CI: 1.13-2.68). STFD were associated with self-reported difficulty in performing daily activities (work, family and leisure related) (p = 0.006). Conclusion: STFD are present in 6.5% of Singapore Malay adults and is associated with cigarette smoking, presence of thyroid disease and a reduced visual function-related quality of life. Copyright © 2009 Informa Healthcare USA, Inc.||Source Title:||Ophthalmic Epidemiology||URI:||http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/53385||ISSN:||09286586||DOI:||10.1080/09286580802521317|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
Show full item record
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
checked on Oct 13, 2019
WEB OF SCIENCETM
checked on Oct 4, 2019
checked on Oct 13, 2019
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.